Lateral ventricle’s choroid plexus tumors surgery in children: how I do it
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Choroid plexus tumors (CPTs) are intraventricular lesions originating from ventricular neuroepithelium and represent up to 4 % of brain neoplasms affecting pediatric population. They are more frequently benign papillomas, but malignant carcinomas can sometimes occur.
The authors present a description of surgical approach for CPTs, particularly focusing on the complications related to the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulation, which may affect outcome.
Microsurgical resection represents the first line treatment for CPTs. The goal is the complete removal of the tumor and the restoration of a physiological CSF circulation.
KeywordsChoroid plexus tumors Choroid plexus papillomas Intraventricular tumors Hydrocephalus Subdural collection
The Authors recognise the important contribution of Roberto Faggin, M.D., and Luigi Tosatto, M.D., in the clinical management of patients.
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